Lethbridge County declares state of local emergency due to flooding

By Charles Lefebvre
April 16, 2018 - 10:59am

LETHBRIDGE COUNTY, AB — A state of local emergency has been declared in Lethbridge County due to flooding in the region.

According to a news release, the order was put in place Monday morning, as overland flooding is impacting rural areas and local roads in various locations. Crews are working to alleviate buildup of drainage water in areas where it is pooling on ponding above flood elevation.

Several roads are currently closed and impassible due to water levels building above the height of the road.

A list is embedded below.

To mitigate the impact of the conditions, drainage ways are required to be open to their full capacity, meaning downstream landowners may be impacted.

Municipal staff in the county have been directed to take whatever actions are necessary to protect both private and public property from damage, with emphasis on protecting residential dwellings and commercial structures.

Residents whose buildings or structures are in danger of flooding are asked to call the county at 403-732-5333 during daytime hours and call 403-328-5525 after-hours. Residents can also call the numbers if they find a roadway impacted by flooding without signage.

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